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SAS-TEC Back Protector

Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules.  It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts.

SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and  fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades.

SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate):

  • Height: 16"
  • Width (at widest point): 11"
  • Thickness: 3/4"

SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate):

  • Height: 19"
  • Width (at widest point): 13"
  • Thickness: 3/4"

SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate):

  • Height: 21 1/4"
  • Width (at widest point): 13 3/8"
  • Thickness: 3/4"
4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.8 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.4 / 5
Air Flow
3.1 / 5
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
SC-1/11 773721 FPG034 Out of Stock
SC-1/12 320920 FPG027 Out of Stock
SC-1/16 773722 FPG035 Out of Stock

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Why did you choose this?
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all about safety and supporting my back
Reza T on Jul 5, 2017
I think the technology would indeed help if I ever needed it.
samuel m on May 11, 2017
all about safety and supporting my back
Reza T on Jul 5, 2017
back protection!
Derek F on May 23, 2017
I think the technology would indeed help if I ever needed it.
samuel m on May 11, 2017
save my back. technology
K B on May 10, 2017
I chose this due to the engineering of how it reacts to impact.
B U on Apr 16, 2017
Technology sounds safer and more comfortable than typical foam or hard shell options.
Elizabeth T on Mar 13, 2017
Fit my jacket and quality at reasonable price
Quan T on Nov 28, 2016
To improve summer jacket protection
EB on Nov 23, 2016
upgrading some of the protection on my earlier jackets
Henry L G on Sep 25, 2016
Fit my revit jacket perfectly
david w on Sep 8, 2016
recommended to me me buy your team fits Joe Rocket velocity jacket perfectly
John B on Aug 28, 2016
This works great in my aerostich roadcrafter with their transit back protector pouch. Revzilla had a good price on it.
BensOpins on Jun 27, 2016
I added this to my Scorpion Hat Trick II jacket which already has Sas-Tec CE Level 2 elbow and shoulder pads.
Jeremy M on Apr 30, 2016
I was able to stand up after a 60mph crash wearing this back protector. I just bought one more for another jacket.
Radu G on Apr 30, 2016
Higher-level protection.
Stephen P on Apr 7, 2016
Same reason as Held, CE 2 and improve protection
Elizabeth K on Apr 3, 2016
It was a nice upgrade for my tourmaster jacket, nice fit too.
terry h on Feb 2, 2016
Bought it for my AeroStich Denali jacket. It was 50% less here.
Keith F on Jan 25, 2016
Awesome protection
gary m on Dec 30, 2015
Upgrading armor in old Rev-It gear
Seth G. on Nov 15, 2015
Upgrade my every day commute jacket
Arturo J on Nov 2, 2015
I wanted greater protection.
Hector M. A on Aug 10, 2015
LIghtness.
M O on Jul 17, 2015
I believe SAS-TEC provides the best armor that exists. (Read my review.) I have one installed in a Rev'it Cayenne Pro jacket and another in a Rev'it Everest jacket, both of which they were designed to fit. The third I installed in an Icon Accelerant Leather jacket, using a box cutter to obtain a near perfect fit. In my Roland Sands leather and Alpinestars mesh jackets I use D30 as upgraded back protection. Ya know, I think I know why my wife thinks I have too many jackets.
John H on Jul 8, 2015
Safety first!
Mark N on May 20, 2015
It was probably one of the best back protectors at the time. I am thinking of upgrading in the near future...
O F on May 6, 2015
Latest technologies to protect my back and keep very good comfort in my REVIT Defender GTX
Alfredo D on Apr 2, 2015
fit both my Tourmaster 3.0 and Scorpion SP2 perfectly. Wanted better protection than was offered in jsckets.
Harold T on Mar 27, 2015
Wanted to upgrade the back protection on recently purchased Rev-it jacket
Lynn H on Feb 15, 2015
Better back protection to fit one of my jackets.
Stephen A. on Feb 6, 2015
Seems to be the best of the best which is what I require from my protection. Thanks Revzilla!
Barry W on Jan 15, 2015
This item is the optional armor for for KTM Jackets
John W on Dec 29, 2014
Great reviews for a CE level 2 back protector.
Joseph W on Oct 16, 2014
upgrade
DiavelMademe2it on Oct 7, 2014
Upgrade to Rev'it Dragon Jacket. Cut down to fit the pocket and replace OEM foam backpad.
A s on Sep 17, 2014
All the gear all the time.
Parker J on Sep 4, 2014
Because Rev'it! Jackets don't come with real back protection.
Dave G on Aug 18, 2014
Best Back protector for me. I trimmed mine to fit my Rev'it jacket (2 of them actually). Make sure to Watch the video on this one, it does what they say. Worth the money to be comfortable and maybe one day to save your back. Itsa yeh from me!
Roberta S on Aug 14, 2014
There is no back protection in my Steve McQueen classic jacket and I don't want to ride with out protection.
Duane C on Aug 10, 2014
Superior protection to current stock pad at an affordable price. Good reviews and sizing looks right.
Chris B on Jul 10, 2014
To upgrade and protect
jcwvfr on Jun 19, 2014
Purchased for my Rev'it Airwave jacket, seems to offer great protection, but slightly uncomfortable to wear. I have since switched new back protection, which flexes better in cold (Forcefield brand).
Nathan W on Apr 24, 2014
I really like how during the summer it molds to your back and is very comfortable. I would reccommend this to anyone who wants to upgrade back panel.
Henry R on Apr 11, 2014
Replace foam on alpine star gp pro jacket
Holden A on Mar 22, 2014
I bought a First Gear "Rainier"and its back protector made me afraid. So I got this and cut it to fit my Jacket. Kinda stiff in the cold.
David G on Mar 21, 2014
Had Cayenne jacket for several years and this is a good upgrade..comfortable once warmed up by body heat.
cannuck on Mar 18, 2014
I bought TWO of these! I replaced the cheap one in my Joe Rocket Summer ballistic jacket last year and liked the fit and feel of this item so when Fall came around and I moved to my Tourmaster Transition 3 jacked, I got one for that too. Found that replacing back protectors is a little cumbersome and this is not a very expensive piece of gear given what it provides so I felt comfortable buying a second one.
Richard A on Mar 7, 2014
replacement
B R on Mar 6, 2014
The stock Revit inserts are light foam pads. This would be the only Revit shortcoming, but very common in riding gear manufacturers. I bought this to replace the Revit foam pad. I had to trim it a bit, but it is perfects, and about 1000 times more protective than the light foam pad.
David M on Feb 26, 2014
Because I enjoy controlling my bladder and bowel habits and do not want to be a paraplegic.
Greg W on Dec 14, 2013
back protection!
Derek F on May 23, 2017
save my back. technology
K B on May 10, 2017
I just bought a dainese mugello str jacket. It accepts the dainese wave g back protector. Will the sastec fit with trimming? What size should I buy? My jacket size is 38us/48euro.
A shopper on Dec 7, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Any jacket that normally takes the Dainese Wave can be fitted with the SAS-TEC 1/12 with some simple modifications. Make a template for the back protector pocket on your jacket and *trim the SAS-TEC as needed.

This can be done very easily, however there are 2 caveats:

1. You void the warranty on the back protector
2. If you are in a prolonged downpour, since the internal foam is now exposed on the SAS-TEC it is possible it could absorb water. Make sure to air-dry it if you suspect it has had a good soak.

*Per the manufacturer, cutting the back protector will not change its protective qualities."
has anyone actualy had a crash with a cut-to-size sas-tec protector to vouch for it
A shopper on Apr 19, 2012
BEST ANSWER: had a 30 mph lowside with mine, rolled once on my back with no ill effect... this is a fairly lowspeed low damage example though. considering the sastech in my elbows and shoulders did great my non sestech armor on my knees left me with considerable bruising. since i mainly hit with my sholder and knee the sastech did much better than the regular ce armor in my knees.
Hi,

I've hear that this jacket stiffens in cold temperatures;
I'm going to use this in Western Australia which has hot summers and mild winters (no less than about 5 degrees celsius) so would this jacket still flex easily?

Also does this offer more protection than a D3o Viper insert?
Richard P on Sep 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: If you leave in in the cold or expose to the elements it will stiffen but if its cold you'll be wearing it and you 97 degrees Farenheit so it should be flexible even if its cold. This gives great protection as this material is used to line the bottom shoe of a bomb specialist. Call your local store to show you the difference between those materials. They should have a demo ball on both materials. The ball that bounces less absorbs and disperses the energy better. If I were you I would also consider Tpro level 2 back armor they absorb and diapers the energy real well. Check out YouTube people talk and have opinions on this materials under different temp and forces its subjected to. I have both Sastech and Tpro and I like them both for back protectors but for elbows I like Sastech better due to the fact it's low profile and molds to the body better but if its cold and suddenly flex it can break but the back protector has moreaterial and I don't think can snap that easily however I never tried. Good luck and rubber side down.
I know this would fit my jacket once I got it in, but I'd have to bend it a bit to fit it into the pouch. Does anyone know of this is malleable enough to bend a bit?
Kristin V on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is malleable enough to bend and fit into the pouch. If you need it to be a bit more malleable, you can sit with it between your back and the back of a chair to heat it up a bit. Also, it is easily cut should you need to trim it a bit.
Hi!

I have a Rev'it women's Airwave size 34. I was wondering if SC-1/11 would be an appropriate fit? Or should I go for a larger one as I would need to trim it?

Thank you!
Genevieve G on Aug 12, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I have the Tornado Rev'it vented jacket size 56 and my wife has the womens version in size 40. The back protector is the same size for both and I had to trim the SC-1/11 a small amount on the top end and top corners to get it to fit. I don't know if the Airwave and Tornado have the same size back protector. Larry
Hi,

I'd like to order the SAS-TEC back protector and trim it fit my Icon Accelerant Jacket. I understand that cutting the piece voids my warranty on the product, but anything is better than the foam piece that is currently in my jacket; unfortunately, Icon's own Stryker Back Protector does not fit inside my accelerant jacket.

Can you please let me know how the sizing works with the SAS-TEC, the sizing choices are: 1/11, 1/12 and 1/16. Which is the largest of the three? I'd like to order the largest one to make sure I get the largest piece and trim off the excess.

Looking forward to hearing from someone soon.

Kahlil
A shopper on Apr 1, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Dimensions from sas-tec.de

All measurements are L/W/H in mm.

1/11 - 400/280/19 mm
1/12 - 490/330/19 mm
1/16 - 540/340/19 mm

HTH
May I know if the SAS-TEC Back Protector fit into REV'IT! Airwave Jacket?
Tan W on Jan 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure how well the SAS-TEC back protector will fit your REV'IT jacket, AS IS, but it is amazingly easy to trim down to fit almost any jacket. It cuts very easily with either a strong pair of scissors/shears or a utility knife. I bought mine for a Joe Rocket jacket and the SAS pad was too big to fit into the existing mounting pockets--I merely placed the original Joe Rocket back protector on top of the somewhat larger SAS one and traced the outline with a pen, then trimmed off the excess with a pair of scissors. It took all of 5 minutes. Honest.
I have a Rev'It air force jacket and was wondering if the SAS-TECH back protector would fit in as a repalcement? If not, what would the best one?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Measure the foam back pad that came with your jacket. Pick the size below that is the closest match. Keep in mind how differences in shape might have on what size you need.

1/11 - 400/280/19 mm
1/12 - 490/330/19 mm
1/16 - 540/340/19 mm
Any idea which size I need for my Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 size MED?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My SAS-TEC fit my Harley Davidson jacket size large. The jacket came with a rubber pad 1/4" for back protection which really is useless. I would recommend buying a small SAS-Tec being you have a Joe Rocket Medium jacket. The SAS-Tec was very snug in my LG jacket but fit without bulging.
I just bought a Scorpion Helix jacket that has a foam back pad in it now, would this SAS-TEC protector fit? In the video on the jacket they said to get a KNOX back protector, but I would rather have the SAS-TEC. Thanks in advance.
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I've put this excellent protector in several jackets from different manufacturers. It fits because it's easily trimable with a pair of decent sized scissors. If your Helix came with a back protector, just use it as a template. If not, try fitting it into the protector slot in the jacket and progressively trim it back so that it eventually fits.